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Douglas County Historical Society

at Historic Fort Omaha
30th & Fort Streets


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Mailing Address

5730 N. 30 St, #11B Omaha, NE 68111

Phone: 402-455-9990
Fax: 402-453-9448
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Hours

General Crook House
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
1 to 4 p.m.

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Phone: 402-455-9990
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Library Archives
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays by Appointment

Phone: 402-455-9990
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August 7-10 - DCHS Annual Garage Sale
720 North 114th Street, Next to Bag N Save
Hours - 9 am - 7 pm Thursday and Friday
9 am - 4 pm Saturday and Sunday

Please join the Douglas County Historical Society at our Annual Garage Sale featuring tables of items including books, household items, collectibles, antiques and much more.

This year's sale takes place at 720 North 114th Street, next to Bag N Save, from August 7 - 10. Open hours are 9 am to 7 pm on Thursday and Friday and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. All sales will be cash only.

Call 402-455-9990 for more details.

Items to be included in the sale can be dropped off at 720 North 114th Street, weekdays from July 28 through August 5 between 10 am and 4 pm.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the Douglas County Historical Society and support our mission to collect, preserve and present to the public the history of Douglas County Nebraska.

 

August 10 - Second Sunday Talk
2 p.m. Building 10 Metro Community College Fort Omaha Campus

Join DCHS on Sunday, August 10 at 2 pm for a discussion of Omaha's love affair with the automobile.

The talk takes place in Building 10 on the Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus. The talk is free for members and $5 for non-members. Call 402-455-9990 or email Members@DouglasCoHistory.org to make your reservation.
 

August 17 - Vintage Wheels at the Fort
9 am - 4 pm
Historic Fort Omaha, 30th and Fort Streets

Join Douglas County Historical Society for a unique car show! We have partnered with the Meadowlark Classic Car Club to showcase an amazing collection of pre-1960s automobiles in the beautiful, historic setting of Fort Omaha. We hope to see you at this free, family-friendly event!
 

August 26, 2014, Page From Our Past
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Library Archives Center

August’s Page from Our Past features author Jeff Barnes and his book The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill: Forts, Fights and Other Sites. This book provides a guide to residences, forts, battlefields, and other sites that interpret Buffalo Bill's life on the Great Plains including locations in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming, helpful maps to pinpoint key locations, dozens of photographs from both past and present and it includes directions, visitor information, related sites, and recommended reading.

"Anyone interested in the history of the West will enjoy this latest book by Jeff Barnes. He carefully examines the accounts of William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody's life--some true, some fictional, and others in between--and places them within the context of the Great Plains, and America as a whole, guiding readers to sites associated with Buffalo Bill and the momentous times in which he lived. It's an entertaining and helpful guide to both past and place." --Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Museum

This book is currently available in our bookstore located in the General Crook House Museum. Participants who have registered to take part in the program receive a 5% discount off of the retail price of the book! Get your copy today!

Cost to participate in these discussions is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required and seating will be limited to 20 participants. To register, email members@douglascohistory.org or call 402-455-9990, ext. 101.